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Body composition and bone density in children and adolescents. Relation to growth hormone


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Title: Body composition and bone density in children and adolescents. Relation to growth hormone
Authors: Fors, Hans 1956-
Issue Date: 2002
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Paediatrics, Department of Clinical Nutrition
Avdelningen för pediatrik, Avdelningen för klinisk näringslära
Date of Defence: 2002-05-03
Disputation: föreläsningssal 1, Drottning Silvias Barn och Ungdomssjukhus, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg, kl. 09.00
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Growth hormone
leptin
body composition
bone mineralisation
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Abstract: The regulation of growth, body composition and bone mineralisation during childhood and adolescence is a complex and multifactorial process. Growth hormone (GH) is essential for normal growth; in addition, it influences bone mineralisation and body composition in both children and adults. Leptin is a hormone secreted by adipose tissue which is involved in the regulation of both appetite and energy expenditure. Furthermore, it may also play an important role in hypothalamic-pituitary functions, s... more
ISBN: 91-628-5131-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/15533
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